Timelines

Timeline of Teen Birth Percentage: Top 5 vs Bottom 5 Pennsylvania counties

Changes over time


In all but 9 PA counties is the teen birth percentage declining in the last 7 years for which data was available. On average teen births have dropped with 12.5% between 2006 and 2013 in Pennsylvania counties. Potter county is the only county with a high teen birth percentage that has actually increased. 

The percentage of newborns with low birthweights has stayed pretty much level for the top 5 and bottom 5 counties, ranging between 6% (Bucks county) and 11% (Philadelphia county). The spread and change in the percentage of children in poverty is a lot bigger, with particularly the best-performing counties (with low teen births percentages) seeing a steady increase in children living in poverty. Philadelphia county stands alone in its percentage of single-parent households, showing no improvement since 2007, unlike Potter county, that saw this percentage drop from 34% in 2007 to 29% in 2013.

Top 5 PA counties: Lowest teen birth percentage


Bottom 5 PA counties: Highest teen birth percentage


Top 5 PA counties: Teen births declining


Bottom 5 PA counties: Teen births increasing


Timeline of Percentage of Low Birthweight: Top 5 vs Bottom 5 counties in Pennsylvania

Showing the top 5 and bottom 5 PA counties in percentage of teen births

Timeline of Percentage of Children in Poverty: Top 5 vs Bottom 5 counties in Pennsylvania

Showing the top 5 and bottom 5 PA counties in percentage of teen births

Timeline of Percentage of Single-Parent Households: Top 5 vs Bottom 5 counties in Pennsylvania

Showing the top 5 and bottom 5 PA counties in percentage of teen births